Pedro Alvarez leads the league in stories that have missed their mark this season. Bullshit scouts have called him a non-prospect, the weight issue has come up, and the notion that Alvarez just hits mistake pitches is the rage now. Whatever.
You know something that is fact? Pedro Alvarez leads the National League in no doubt homeruns and is one off Josh Hamilton for the Major League lead. If you aren’t familiar with the term, or simply want to see who is chasing Alvarez in the category go to hit tracker and check it out
Because the Bucs haven’t had a slugger in such a long time, please forgive us as we go back and take another look at each of El Toro’s bombs he’s hit this season:
8APR: The first homer came off Phillies right hander Vance Worley in the fifth inning of the opening series in Pittsburgh. The towering blast traveled a true distance of 403 feet. The majestic bomb had an apex of 117 feet.
18APR: The second homer came off Daniel Hudson in Arizona. Alvarez hit the ball 380 feet into the Chase Field stands to tie the game at one a piece.
25APR: This bomb tied up the game with the Rockies. Pedro crushed it 393 feet at a speed of 108.7 mph off his bat.
25APR: Pedro’s fourth bomb was of the gong show variety as nearly brought down the right field foul pole at PNC Park when he crushed a seventh inning pitch from Juan Nicasio. The missile never got higher than 58 feet from the ground. Listen to this blast
30APR: Pedro welcomed southpaw Mike Minor into his homerun club when he crushed his fifth of the year 412 feet into the Atlanta sunshine breaking a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning.
1MAY: Adam Wainwright served up this 416 foot monster at Busch Stadium. There is no word on injuries caused by the blast.